Item Stolen in 1975 Returned to Historical Society of Frederick County MD. The Historical Society of Frederick County is pleased to announce the return of a significant artifact that was stolen from the Society in 1975.
1975, volunteers at the Historical Society’s headquarters at 24 E. Church Street in Frederick, discovered that the building had been broken into and that numerous items from the collection had been taken. In addition to the flagon, dozens of glassware items, a flintlock rifle, silver, and various other antiques were reported missing. The Frederick Police Department pursued numerous leads in the case but did not make an arrest or recover any of the stolen items—until now!
In the aftermath of the burglary, officers and volunteers of the Historical Society, made an earnest effort to alert the general public, antique dealers, auction houses and antiques magazines of the theft. The event drew national attention and was covered extensively in the magazines and journals that serve antiques collectors. It is through these efforts that Dr. Herr, a noted authority on pewter, became aware that the flagon had been stolen. A full list and description of the stolen items can be obtained by contacting Mark Hudson at the Society at 301-663-1188 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Historical Society of Frederick County will celebrate the return of the Heyne flagon with a special program at the Society’s Annual Holiday Party on December 4. “This will provide us an opportunity to publicly thank everyone whose efforts made this happen, while we celebrate this important Frederick County artifact returning home,” said the Historical Society’s President, Colleen Remsberg.
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